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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Dental pulp stem cells may lead to heat stroke treatment
Medical News Today
Scientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in mice. Their finding was safe and effective and so may be a candidate for successfully treating human patients by preventing the neurological damage caused by heat stroke.
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New method may thwart dental phobia
Dentistry Today
Some scientists think they may have what it takes solve dental phobia. A group of researchers in Nigeria determined that electrotherapy can alleviate fear and anxiety, enabling numerous patients around the world to go for dental treatment without the feeling of fear and terror they previously experienced.
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Dr. Anthony Youn: You don't want a jack-of-all-trades surgeon
CNN
I once worked with a plastic surgeon, let's call him Dr. Saul, who performed cleft lip and palate repairs, face-lifts, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and even complex repairs of tendons in the hands and fingers. His practice wasn't very busy, so he performed some of these procedures only once every few months. While the breadth of Saul's practice was impressive, I couldn't get over the question: How many different types of procedures can you trust one doctor to perform?
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Preventing gum disease before it starts
Penn Current
When the population of bacteria in our mouths gets out of whack, inflammation and bone loss can ensue — a disease of the gums called periodontitis. Nearly half of American adults have this condition, which, when severe, can lead to systemic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. A collaboration among researchers from the School of Dental Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine may hold out some hope for a promising treatment, resulting in a new target for preventing and possibly reversing periodontitis: a molecule that makes up a part of our own immune arsenals called complement.
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AAP IN THE NEWS
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Gum disease gamble
Herald-Standard
Kevin Staub saw his dentist regularly. He brushed his teeth multiple times a day and generally thought he was taking good care of his teeth and gums. Still, when he brushed, his gums would bleed, a pattern that would continue for several years. Eventually, Staub was referred to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, periodontist Dr. Kimberley Zaremba for treatment of periodontal disease. He joined the more than 65 million Americans with the disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Nutrition is key to oral, overall health
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics via ScienceDaily
Nutrition is vital to a person's oral health — and therefore to their overall health. Collaboration between registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians and oral healthcare professionals is recommended for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention, according to a new paper.
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CLINICAL INFORMATION


Antibacterial agent boosts toothpaste effectiveness
Dental Tribune
Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay compared with fluoride toothpaste without those ingredients, according to a new review in The Cochrane Library.
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Dental pulp stem cells may lead to heat stroke treatment
Medical News Today
Scientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in mice. Their finding was safe and effective and so may be a candidate for successfully treating human patients by preventing the neurological damage caused by heat stroke.

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New gum disease treatment to prevent and reverse complications involves key immune system component
Medical Daily
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a potential new method for gum disease treatment, a new study reports. If successful, the treatment could prevent, halve, and even reverse the effects of the disease periodontitis.

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Researchers use lasers to regrow parts of teeth
Fox News
For the millions of Americans who suffer from cavities each year, the ominous threat of a root canal may soon be a worry of the past. Now, researchers from Harvard University claim they have discovered a novel way of regrowing parts of people's teeth using an unlikely tool: lasers.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Tips to increase practice productivity
DrBicuspid.com
Dr. Clara Carol writes, "Dentists should implement systems that maximize mobility between different operations. Day-to-day maintenance decisions should be made well beforehand. And the staff should be trained and ready to handle different roles in times of a crisis. By keeping abreast of the latest equipment available on the market, dentists will build good reputations for themselves and save time in different procedures. Let's take a look at some tips that can help dentists increase their productivity." (May require free registration to view article.)
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Treading softly around maternity leave
DentistryIQ
Nearly all doctors and their office managers eventually have an employee who is pregnant and needs to take a maternity leave of absence. Scheduling this leave can prompt special concern at busy, small- to medium-sized practices, where staffing is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle while juggling. How much time should be allowed? Is this paid or unpaid leave? What if an employee is unclear about returning to work? What if, heaven forbid, a pregnant employee is also one of your problem employees?
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